George Clinton & P-Funk Announce Final Tour With Galactic, Dumpstaphunk, Fishbone

first_imgUPDATE [12/13/18, 2 p.m. EST]: George Clinton & P-Funk have started rolling out the dates for Clinton’s final tour. There has still not been an official date release beyond the initial announcement of the tour, and the designated dates for the announced supporting acts have not been specificed. However, event pages for a number of 2019 shows have begun to appear on Facebook and various ticketing sites, including:January 11th at the Boulder Theater in Boulder, COJanuary 12th at Isleta Resort & Casino in Albuquerque, NMFebruary 22nd at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, MSFebruary 23rd at Gold Strike Casino Resort in Robinsville, MSMarch 9th at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MAApril 4th at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, GAIn addition to the newly added continental U.S. dates, George Clinton and company will mount a four-night run at the Blue Note Hawaii (4/11–4/14). They also have a pair of late-April Australian performances on the books.Ahead of their highly awaited 2019 final tour with Clinton, P-Funk will play a string of dates in California this weekend followed by a pair of shows at House of Blues New Orleans (12/27, 12/28) billed as their final New Year’s performances. From there, the band will close out 2018 with shows in Chattanooga, TN (12/29) and Washington, D.C. (12/31).Ticketing information for George Clinton & P-Funk’s confirmed upcoming dates can be found on Clinton’s website.We’ll be sure to keep you updated as the “One Nation Under A Groove” continues to take shape.In April, George Clinton announced that he is going to retire from touring in May 2019. The Parliament/Funkadelic frontman, who turned 77 in July, has now officially announced his final outing, the “One Nation Under A Groove” tour, which will feature a variety of artist lineups to celebrate George Clinton’s final dates at the helm of the Mothership.Capping over 50 years of touring and recording, George Clinton & P-Funk will be joined by Galactic, Dumpstaphunk, and Fishbone, all of whom are taking time out of their own busy touring schedules to hit the road with the Grammy-winning, formerly-rainbow-dreaded funk, hip-hop, and rock & roll pioneer. The specific stops and dates for the tour have yet to be announced.The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer recently underwent pacemaker surgery. However, Clinton emphasized that the surgery had no direct influence on his decision regarding stopping touring. As Clinton notes, “It’s always been about the music and the band. That’s the real P-Funk legacy. They’ll still be funkin’ long after I stop.”George Clinton Dubs Thundercat, Flying Lotus, Kendrick Lamar “The New Generation Of Funk Musicians”In January, Clinton revived his long-dormant funk outfit Parliament for the group’s first album in nearly four decades. Dubbed Medicaid Fraud Dogg, the record was a long-awaited follow up to the band’s 1980 LP, Trombipulation. The record’s titular track is slow-burning funk groove, female background singers, hand-clapping beat and a guest appearance by Geto Boys rapper Scarface, the song is a hodgepodge of sounds that harkens back to Parliament’s heyday while also embracing more modern musical styles. You can listen to the full 2018 Parliament album below:Parliament – “Medicaid Fraud Dogg”Head to George Clinton’s website for more information, and stay tuned for the announcement of the “One Nation Under A Groove” tour dates in the near future.last_img read more

Tix Now On Sale to See Jason Dirden & More in Skeleton Crew

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on June 19, 2016 Skeleton Crew Tickets are now available to see Broadway alum Jason Dirden and more in Dominique Morisseau’s Skeleton Crew off-Broadway. Helmed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, the Atlantic Theater production will begin previews on January 6, 2016 and officially open on January 19. The limited engagement is scheduled to play off-Broadway though February 14 at Atlantic Stage 2.Along with Dirden, the production will feature Wendell B. Franklin, Lynda Gravatt and Nikiya Mathis. Adesola Osakalumi takes on double duty as performer and choreographer.In Morisseau’s third play in her Detroit trilogy, a makeshift family of workers at the last exporting auto plant in the city navigate the possibility of foreclosure. Power dynamics shift and they are pushed to the limits of survival. When the line between blue collar and white collar gets blurred, how far over the lines are they willing to step? Related Shows View Commentslast_img read more

Stanbic Bank supports Asogli tennis club

first_imgStanbic Bank has consistently provided support towards social development in different sectors of the country over the years, as part of the bank’s brand promise and quest to advance the lives of people in the communities within which it operates.One of such areas is sports –a sector the bank believes has vast potential for human and societal development.At this year’s Asogli Yam Festival in the Volta region, Stanbic Bank made a cash donation of GHS10, 000 to the Ho Tennis Club, as they hosted the Asogli Lawn Tennis Tournament to mark the Asogli Yam Festival episode.Presenting the cheque, Delali Dzidzienyo, Manager of the Personal and Business Banking department at Stanbic Bank reiterated the bank’s purpose for its continuous support for the sector.“You cannot disassociate banking and sports; both activities have a certain level of convergence,” Mr. Dzidzienyo said. “As a socially responsible bank, we owe it on ourselves, the communities within which we serve and our customers to help develop what is of interest to them. Assports is one of the things the people of Ho have chosen, we will continue to support them in any way we can.”According to him, the donation forms part of the bank’s aim of fostering goodwill with the people in Ho. “Stanbic Bank is known for sports; from football to tennis and many more. In the past we have been associated mainly with football and this time around we are trying to help prove that the lesser known sports have a place, and therefore push it strongly,” Delali assured.He said “We have pushed Lawn Tennis this time, a few weeks ago we did Table Tennis and I think athletics should watch out.”For his part, Chairman of the Ho Tennis Club, Lt. Col.Selorm Kwasi Amengor receiving the donation lauded Stanbic Bank for their steadfast support over the years.Also, to better entrench their affiliation, Stanbic’s Hendrix Glover, ATMs Manager at the bank, played against the Ho Tennis Club at a score line of 7-2 against the host club. Wise Ahetor, Organizer of the Ho Tennis Club and an Accountant with the Ho Municipal Assembly, said he was grateful to Stanbic Bank for promoting the game and their physical well-being, as well as providing the opportunity for networking.The competing clubs for this year’s Lawn Tennis Tournament were the Army Mess Tennis Club, TOR (Tema Oil Refinery) Tennis Club, Sakumono Tennis Club, Goldfields Tennis Club, and the Ho Tennis Club.Stanbic Bank has over the period been known to provide support in various sectors towards personal and societal development. The bank sponsored a theme song for the Black Stars ahead of Ghana’s participation at Brazil 2014. The bank is also headline sponsor for the Table Tennis Tournament in Accra.last_img read more